Preparatory | Student Experience

St George’s

Extra-curricular Activities 

Pupils have the opportunity to attend Chess practices on a Friday morning in the Library.  Lance Windvogel, an Eastern Cape player, assists our players and offers his expertise throughout the year.  During our Friday morning practices, he presents the players with set pieces from which they have to puzzle their way forward to reach a checkmate. This helps improve their problem-solving skills and their game repertoire.

Our budding chess players practice against one another, or on the iPad or computer, to aid in the improvement of their game. Lance encourages as many pupils as possible to enter tournaments as this also serves to strengthen a player’s game play and match temperament.